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TSSA-Boilermakers merger

Information and updates on the proposed merger

Overview

TSSA is in talks with the Boilermakers union for a proposed merger. The merger responds to the challenges, cuts and membership losses we are experiencing across our rail, transport and travel industries as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The merger presents a golden opportunity which will see our TSSA union flourish no matter what’s thrown our way, focusing on growing our union and providing first class representation and support for our members.

In January 2022, TSSA reps voted by almost nine to one in favour of the proposed merger. In February 2022 the whole TSSA membership was balloted on the proposals. Members returned an 85% yes vote in the ballot. In May there will be a Special Delegate Conference to consider the merger proposals.

On this page you will find information about the Boilermakers union, about the proposed merger, a Q&A and how to get in touch with us.

Who are the Boilermakers?

The Boilermakers are a Canadian and US trade union with foundations in the railways, alongside other skilled industries. Our union already has a Strategic Partnership agreement with the Boilermakers which has seen us share knowledge, events, insights and solidarity across our unions. Find out more in the video below.

Meet the Boilermakers

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